The Muchachos All Age Drum & Bugle Corps, a nonprofit educational organization composed of youth and adult members, is dedicated to learning music and the performing arts in the style of drum and bugle corps. The non-competing affiliate member of the Drum Corps International Organization appears in parades and exhibitions throughout New England and parts of New York State. Membership is open to anyone aged 14 and older. While previous experience is preferred, it is not a requirement. For more information, call Al Gagne, corps director, at 603-228-3971 or visit muchachos.org.
The Lawrence Chess Club, meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. The program is free and open to all ages and abilities. Bring a friend and a chess set if possible. For more information, call 978-620-3600.
The Samuel Osgood Stamp Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month (except in July and August when meetings are on the third Wednesday only), at the Sutton Hill Center, Route 114, North Andover. There is a brief club business discussion at the start of each meeting, with presentations on the third Wednesday, and an open discussion on the first Wednesday. A bourse is usually available prior to and after each meeting and an auction normally follows the meeting. The club also sponsors an annual exhibition and dealers bourse, called SOPEX. The club welcomes new members and visitors to their meetings. For more information, contact Richard Johnson, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Domingue at email@example.com.
Sandown Lions Club Begins Loaning Hooked on Phonics Learn-to-Read Program, the Sandown Lions Club, N.H., has purchased a Hooked-on-Phonics Classic learn-to-read program. This simple but highly effective program will be loaned to any Sandown resident with a child under 15 years old. The loan period is for three months. The loan is free, but the Lions ask for a $30 cash deposit which will be refunded when the program is returned. For more information about the program, call Donna Green 603-974-0758. For information about joining the Lions, call Kathi Soule at 603-974-0547.